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Reebok Drops Rick Ross Over Rape Lyrics

4/11/2013 10:31pm EDT
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Athletic giant Reebok has dropped Rick Ross from its list of brand spokesmen after the rapper's insensitive lyrics in Rocko's newest single, "U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain't Even Know It)" caused a controversy last week.

The song in question features a ryhme that glorifies date rape, which prompted womens rights activists to start a petition last week call on Reebok to drop Ross as an ambassador for the company.

Ross rhymed, "Put Molly (slang for the drug ecstasy) all in the champagne. She ain't even know it. I took her home and I enjoy that. She ain't even know it."

The petition resulted in over ...

Women's Rights Activists Protest Reebok After Rick Ross's Unapologetic Explanation Of Rape Lyrics

4/5/2013 2:07pm EDT
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Rick Ross has issued an apology after coming under fire over his controversial lyrics that were featured in rapper Rocko's latest single, "U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain't Even Know It)."

The song, which features a ryhme that condones date rape, prompted womens rights activists to start a petition earlier this week and to call on athletic giant Reebok to drop Ross from his sponsorship deal with them. The petition garnered 72,000 signatures and over 100 activists from women's rights groups UltraViolet and NOW delivered it to Reebok's New York City flagship store on Thursday.

The offensive lyric name-...

Activists Disgusted By Rick Ross' Rape Lyrics In New Song

3/30/2013 2:00pm EDT
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Rick Ross is being criticized for a controversial line on rapper Rocko's new single, "U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain't Even Know It)" in which he says, "Put molly (slang for pure ecstasy) all in her champagne/ She ain't even know it/ I took her home and I enjoyed that/ She ain't even know it."
The offensive rhyme has prompted women's rights activists to start a petition on to force Ross to apologize for seemingly glorifying violence against women. On Thursday, the rapper insisted the drama was "a misunderstanding" because he would never condone rape.

However, he didn't apologize for the ...

Kendrick Lamar Is MTV’s Hottest MC In The Game, Kanye West Angry About Being #7

3/9/2013 12:34pm EST
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MTV has chosen this year’s “The Hottest MC in the Game,” and it’s Kendrick Lamar, who beat 2 Chainz and Rick Ross.

Lamar topped the 2013 list following the success of his debut album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.”

He commented on, "It's very important for hip-hop. I love that they have debates like that. We need that. It's competitive. Even though we (are) doing these collaborations and stuff like that and we cool, at the same time, this is still rap. It's still competitive and I'm trying to compete with everybody to be the best."

2 Chainz and Ross (who was last year’s winner), pl...

Rick Ross Is 'Good,' Back In Recording Studio Following Drive-By Shooting

2/1/2013 5:29pm EST
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According to his hip-hop star pal Pusha T, rapper Rick Ross is back in the studio after surviving a drive-by shooting on Monday.

Ross crashed his Rolls-Royce into a building in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a gunman in another vehicle peppered his car with bullets on his 37th birthday.
Somehow Ross escaped without injury, and now he's already back at work as he prepares to release his sixth studio album, "Mastermind," later this year.
Pusha T told, "He just texted me. He's about to send me a record, but that was all we talked about... He good, he's good, if he's sending me re...

50 Cent Convinced Rick Ross' Drive By And Crash Was 'Staged'

1/28/2013 4:43pm EST
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50 Cent has cast doubt on reports rival rapper Rick Ross was involved in a drive-by shooting in Florida on Monday, insisting the photos look "staged."

The heavyweight hip-hop star was in a Rolls-Royce which crashed into a building in Fort Lauderdale after a gunman in another vehicle peppered the car with bullets. It has since emerged that Ross was driving the vehicle with his rumored girlfriend, Shateria L. Moragne-el, as his passenger.

None of the gunshots actually hit the car and pair, which was celebrating Ross' 37th birthday, emerged unharmed.

Images from the scene have been poste...

Rick Ross' Car Target Of Drive-By Shooting In Florida

1/28/2013 11:28am EST
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Rick Ross was involved in a car crash in Florida in the early hours of Monday after he was allegedly targeted in a drive-by shooting as he celebrated his 37th birthday.

Police in Fort Lauderdale have confirmed the Hustlin' hit-maker, real name William Roberts, was a passenger in a Rolls Royce that was showered with "dozens" of bullets at around 5am local time.  None of the shots hit the car, but it crashed into an apartment building as Ross and a female companion tried to get away. No injuries have been reported and no arrests had been made as WENN went to press.

Ross, who grew up in ne...

Celebrity Birthdays - January 21, 2013

1/21/2013 3:00am EST
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Happy Birthday to:

Rapper Rick Ross (1977)

Actor Boo Boo Stewart (1994)

Actor Jacob Smith (1990)

Italian model Vanessa Hessler (1988)

Russian model Sasha Pivovarova (1985)

G-Unit member Spider Loc (1979)

Singer Phil Stacey (1978)

Actor Jerry Trainor (1977)

Spice Girl Emma Bunton (1976)

Singer Cat Power (1972)

Singer Tweet (1971)

Actor Ken Leung (1970)

Actress Karina Lombard (1969)

Actress Charlotte Ross (1968)

Run-DMC DJ Jam Master Jay (1965; d. 2002)

Canadian actor Michael Wincott (1958)

Actress Geena Davis (1956)

Actor Robby Benson (1956)

Singer Billy Ocean (1950)


Rick Ross And Young Jeezy At Center Of BET Hip-Hop Awards Brawl

9/30/2012 5:09pm EDT
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The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were taped Saturday night in Atlanta, Georgia, went off without a hitch -- at least, that's what viewers will think when the show airs October 9.

Organizers of the night's event were forced to call police to the Atlanta Civic Center after a fight erupted between the entourages of rappers Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Officers dispatched to the scene had to use pepper spray to break up the fracas, a spokesperson told; but no arrests were made.

"Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray (pepper spra...

Mariah Carey Is A Gorgeous Golden Girl In 'Triumphant' Music Video

8/22/2012 8:20am EDT
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Mariah Carey plays a boxing ring girl and sexy spectator in her latest music video "Triumphant (Get 'Em)", showing off her curves while rappers such as Meek Mill, DJ Khaled and Rick Ross join the singer with their own rhymes.

Carey shows off her gorgeous figure in various sexy gold two-piece ensembles as she prances around the boxing ring, holding up a "Round 1" card. The 42-year-old songstress also shows off her curves in a short, tight gold dress as she belts out verses such as: Can't fall down stay triumphant keep on living/ Stay on your toes Get off the ropes/ Don't let em ever count y...

Flo Rida Knocks Carly Rae Jepsen Off Top Of Music Charts

8/16/2012 11:08am EDT
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Carly Rae Jepsen's nine-week reign at the top of the charts has ended. Flo Rida's "Whistle" has bumped "Call Me Maybe" to number three, behind Ellie Goulding's "Lights," which stays put at number two.

"Whistle" is the rapper's third Hot 100 number-one hit.

Pop compilation Now 43 has scored the 16th number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the "Now That's What I Call Music!" franchise, while rapper Rick Ross' "God Forgives, I Don't" slips a spot to two.

Frank Sinatra's latest greatest hits collection, "Nothing But the Best," debuts at three, and Elle Varner's "Perfectly Imperfect," enter...

Rick Ross Sued For $2 Million Over Canceled Nigerian Concert

7/17/2012 8:25am EDT
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Rapper Rick Ross has been hit with a lawsuit for almost $2 million after he scrapped a performance in Nigeria last year.

The star was set to jet to the African country in December to play at the annual Star Mega Jam event but pulled his appearance following a bout of ill health.

In a suit filed by lawyers for U.K.-based promotional company Zons P.R. in New York earlier this month, it's alleged Ross was paid a deposit of $87,500 to promote their client, Star Lager Beer, during his trip to Nigeria.

The suit adds that bosses at the company tried to reschedule another show where he could ...

Rick Ross Axes African Concert Following 'Medical Emergency'

4/9/2012 10:17pm EDT
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Rapper Rick Ross has axed his Monday night show in Guyana due to health issues.

The hip-hop star, who has suffered two seizures over the last six months, was scheduled to headline the Easter Fest Rozay at the Guyana National Stadium on Monday.

Promoters at Hits and Jams Entertainment received news of the cancellation late on Sunday and released a statement to fans, which read, "Rick Ross' management this evening informed management at Hits and Jams that the artist has suffered a medical emergency and has been ordered by his doctors not travel.

"His management has given an undertaking tha...

Rapper Rick Ross Wins Legal Battle Over Name

3/29/2012 11:15pm EDT
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Rapper Rick Ross has won the right to keep his stage name following a long-running legal battle with former crime king Ricky Ross.

The former cocaine trafficker, who became infamous for running a drug empire in Los Angeles in the 1980s, filed suit against the rapper in 2010, alleging he infringed a trademark by changing his name from William Leonard Roberts II to Rick Ross.

The suit was dismissed in November, 2010 after a judge at California's U.S. District Court ruled that Ricky Ross' illegal activity made it impossible to determine if he had "valid trademark for his name".

The ex-convi...

Man Shot At Rick Ross' Florida Home

2/29/2012 11:46am EST
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Cops have launched an investigation after a man was shot dead at rapper Rick Ross' home in Florida on Wednesday morning.

The hip-hop star is to be questioned after the 40-year-old unidentified victim was found lying at a gateway on Ross' property in Miami Gardens.

According to, Ross was not home at the time of the shooting and is not considered to be a suspect.

Rick Ross Named MTV's Hottest MC In The Game

2/20/2012 2:19pm EST
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Rick Ross has beaten rap rivals Drake and Kanye West to land the title of Hottest MC in the Game in a new MTV poll.

The hit-maker was named the best rapper alive in the annual MTV survey, thanks to the chart success of his album Self Made, Vol.1, and his features on a number of hit tracks, including Lil Wayne's John and Meek Mill's Ima Boss.

Ross was followed by Drake in second place and West in third. Nicki Minaj and her mentor Lil Wayne rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth place, respectively, while Jay-Z and Wiz Khalifa also make appearances in the top 10.

Speaking about th...

Kanye West Is The 'Most Stylish Celebrity Of 2011'

12/30/2011 11:00am EST
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Hip-hop superstar Kanye West has been named the "Most Stylish Celebrity of 2011."

The fashion-forward hitmaker beat his rap collaborator Kid Cudi to take the title in the Complex magazine poll, followed by actor Ryan Gosling at three.

The top five picks are rounded out by rap newcomer A$AP Rocky and superproducer Pharrell Williams in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Others to make it on the "25 Most Stylish Celebrities of 2011" list include: Rick Ross (8), Jay-Z (10), Justin Bieber (14), Justin Timberlake (16), Swizz Beatz (19), Joseph Gordon-Levitt and a slimmed-down Jonah Hill (22...

Rick Ross Postpones Album Release

11/19/2011 8:15am EST
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Rick Ross has delayed the release of his new album as he recovers from two seizures which landed him in the hospital last month.

God Forgives, I Don't was due to hit shelves on December 13th but it has been pushed back to early next year following the rapper's health crisis on October 14th.

Ross has assured fans he is feeling much better now but executives at his record label want to give the heavyweight hip-hop star plenty of time to recover.

Island Def Jam marketing boss Chris Atlas tells Billboard, "I think we're all aware of his recent health issue, and based on some of the minor ...

Rick Ross Assures Fans He's Stronger Than Ever

10/29/2011 5:00pm EDT
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Heavyweight rapper Rick Ross has assured fans he's stronger than he's "ever been" after recently suffering two seizures in one day.

The hip-hop star was admitted to a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama after two mid-air seizures while flying from Florida to Tennessee on October 14.

The double health scare prompted him to scrap a series of concerts to allow him time to recover, but Ross has now returned to his Twitte blog to tell fans he's feeling good.

He writes, "the boss back. stronger than I've ever been.. richer than I ever wuz (sic)".

Meanwhile, his rap protege Wale is blaming Ross' h...

Rick Ross Has Second Seizure; His Plane Forced To Make Emergency Landing

10/14/2011 10:14pm EDT
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Rapper Rick Ross has suffered a second seizure en route to a concert in Memphis, Tennessee.

The heavyweight star assured fans he was OK after falling ill on a flight that departed from a Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport on Friday morning.

Ross passed out onboard, prompting the pilot to circle back and make an emergency landing in Florida and seek medical help.

Paramedics performed CPR on Ross and he was taken to a nearby hospital after gaining consciousness.

Hours later he was back on his private plane, from where he filmed a video message to fans assuring them the Memphis gig that ...

Rick Ross Unconscious After In-Flight Seizure

10/14/2011 2:13pm EDT
Hip-hop star Rick Ross is under medical care after suffering a seizure and losing consciousness during a flight to Memphis, Tennessee.

The pilot of the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday to allow medical technicians to tend to Ross.

According to, the Aston Martin Music hitmaker, 35, was placed on a gurney as paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at the airport.

As WENN went to press, it was not known where the plane had made the emergency landing. The flight departed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida just after noon, local time, on Friday.

Lil Wayne Lands 18 Nominations For BET Hip Hop Awards

9/8/2011 3:35pm EDT
Rap superstar Lil Wayne looks set to dominate the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards after landing 18 nominations.

The Lollipop hitmaker is enjoying a great week after selling almost one million copies of his new release Tha Carter IV to top the U.S. album charts on Wednesday, and now he's leading the way at the annual music ceremony.

He will go up against Jay-Z and Kanye West for the titles of Best Live Performer, Hustler of the Year and Lyricist of the Year, for which he will also face competition from his protegee Nicki Minaj.

His song 6 Foot 7 Foot is up for Track of the Year and Best Club Bang...

Eminem Crowned The King Of Hip-Hop

8/17/2011 11:27am EDT
Eminem has beaten Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg to be crowned the world's most successful rapper.

The Stan hit-maker has been named as the king of hip-hop by Rolling Stone magazine, with editors tallying up album sales, social media hits and critical acclaim since 2009.

Eminem garnered 7.5 million record sales, 1.3 billion views on, and has five million Twitter followers - putting him way above his peers.

Lollipop hit-maker Lil Wayne came second in the countdown, followed by relative newcomer Drake at three, Kanye West at number four and legendary 99 Problems superstar Jay-Z in fift...

Rick Ross: 'I Smoked One For The King'

6/25/2011 8:47am EDT
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Rapper Rick Ross paid tribute to Michael Jackson on the day the King of Pop died by smoking marijuana outside the Thiller star's home.

The Hustlin' hitmaker was in Los Angeles when he heard the news about Jackson's passing two years ago and he instructed his driver to pay a visit to the late star's Holmby Hills compound.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I told my driver, 'Yo, I know where his house is at, take me over there.'

"By the time I got there, a crowd was already gathering. I rolled some of that PR 80 - L.A.'s finest (weed) - I cracked the window and I smoked one for the king."

Lil Wayne Denied British Visa, Calls Off European Tour Plans

4/6/2011 2:33pm EDT
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Rap superstar Lil Wayne has been forced to axe plans to tour the U.K. this summer after British immigration officials refused to issue him a work visa due to his criminal convictions.

The Lollipop hit-maker is currently on the road in the U.S. with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Travis Barker, as part of his I Am Still Music Tour, and he was expected to launch the trek across the Atlantic after the May release of his album, Tha Carter IV.

However, reports U.K. border officials have rejected Wayne's visa application as a result of his recent prison stint for weapons possessio...

Rapper Rick Ross Arrested For Drug Possession

3/27/2011 3:58pm EDT
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Rapper Rick Ross was arrested on Friday night after allegedly smoking marijuana in a Los Angeles hotel room.

Police took the hip-hop star into custody following complaints about the strong smell of weed reportedly wafting from his room at the Hilton hotel in Downtown Shreveport.

According to, officers saw a gram of the drug in plain view. Ross was later released on a misdemeanor summons.

It was a busy night for Shreveport police - NFL football player Jason Peters was also arrested and charged with loud music and disturbing the peace.

Diddy Gives $1 Million In Cash To Partygoers In Miami

2/2/2011 2:00pm EST
Sean "Diddy" Combs was very popular at rapper Rick Ross' recent birthday bash - he handed out $1 million in cash to thrilled guests.

Ross celebrated his 35th birthday on Friday and took his entourage to the Miami club scene in Florida over the weekend.

Combs was among the A-list guests, and the generous star couldn't resist sharing his wealth with club revelers - throwing out wads of dollars into the crowd, according to Britain's The Sun.

Pharrell Williams and Busta Rhymes also joined in the lavish party.

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Kelly Rowland's Yeti-Like Coat - Thumbs Up Or Down?

1/31/2011 2:00pm EST
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Kelly Rowland kept warm in a funky Yeti-like jacket as she stepped out in London over the weekend.What do you think of the furry coat?

Kelly is currently working on her third album and is supposedly collaborating with rappers such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane.

She recently took some time off her busy schedule to attend the MTV Staying Alive Foundation Dinner. She also performed at the event.

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Nicki Minaj Doesn't Think Kids Should Listen To Her Music

1/26/2011 9:10am EST
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Nicki Minaj worries about being a role model for young fans.

She explained, "Being honest, if I had a daughter I wouldn't want her listening to a Nicki Minaj CD until she was a certain age. Even when I meet my fans and they tell me they are 12, I cringe a little. I always say, 'Listen. I don't want you saying the bad words, put school first.'"

Rapper Rick Ross, rocker Travis Barker and Nicki will reportedly join Lil Wayne on his comeback tour. The Lollipop hit-maker will launch the 25-date I Am Music II trek with a show in Buffalo, New York on March 18th, before hitting the stage in cit...

Lil Wayne Announces Comeback Tour

1/24/2011 5:18pm EST
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Rapper Lil Wayne is heading back to the stage in March for his first U.S. tour since serving time in prison last year.

The Lollipop hit-maker will launch the 25-date I Am Music II trek with a show in Buffalo, New York on March 18th, before hitting the stage in cities including Cleveland, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.

And he is making his comeback tour an all-star affair - he will be supported by hip-hop sensation Nicki Minaj, rapper Rick Ross and rocker Travis Barker.

Wayne walked free from New York's tough Rikers Island incarceration center in November ...